Our low-cost classes and workshops are led by established, progressive dance artists.

We are currently offering [Virtual] classes via Zoom on a Sliding Scale payment format or for FREE. [In-person] classes are available at a low cost.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines at Movement Research

Please review our Covid Safety Protocols for in-person classes, workshops, and events.

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  • Movement Research offers [Virtual] and [In-person] classes.
  • [In-person] classes are open-level. New to a movement class? Welcome! Please Review the class description and the faculty bio before class starts.
  • Pre-registration is needed for [In-person] classes. All participants must comply with the latest Covid/19 safety protocols noted in class description.
  • [Virtual] classes are held through Zoom. Review the MR Zoom Etiquette Guidelines posted on the class description before class begins.
  • Automated closed captioning will be available for all [Virtual] classes and workshops held through Zoom.

Our Classes

Morning Classes

Morning Classes were once held everyday at 10am, but now happen throughout the week at various times of day. Classes offer the opportunity to experience an artist Faculty's movement practices, investigations, histories. Classes may include somatic, improvisation, and movement phrase exercises. If dance experience is recommended, it will be denoted on the class webpage.

[In-Person] Morning Class: Dancing, Grounding, Tuning

Jennifer Nugent
Tue & Thu, May 30 – Jun 15 10:00am–12:00pm

[In-Person] Morning Class: Morning Moving

Vicky Shick
Tue & Thu, Jun 20 – Jun 29 10:00am–12:00pm
2 additional events

Physical Inquiry and Somatic Practices

A series of ongoing, weekly drop-in classes based in a variety of body practices, designed to expand one’s understanding and efficient use of the body. Classes are suitable for professional dancers and non-dancers alike.

[In-person] Pilates Mat Class for Dancers

Johanna S. Meyer
Tue, Jan 3 – Jun 27 2:00pm–3:15pm

[In-Person] Klein Technique™ / Movement Class

Barbara Mahler
Fri, Jan 6 – Aug 25 10:00am–12:00pm

[Virtual] Topf Technique /Dynamic Anatomy®

Jaime Ortega
Tue, Jan 10 – Jun 27 1:00pm–2:30pm

[Virtual] BodyMind Dancing™

Martha Eddy, Sherry Greenspan, Stephanie Tack
Mon, Jan 30 – Jun 26 6:00pm–7:00pm

[Virtual] Klein Technique™/Stretch & Placement

Barbara Mahler
Thu, Feb 2 – Jun 29 1:00pm–2:30pm

[In-Person] Alexander Technique

Emily Faulkner
Wed, Jun 7 – Jun 28 2:00pm–3:45pm

[In-Person] Feldenkrais®

Tasha Taylor
Wed, Jun 14 – Jul 26 12:30pm–2:00pm
7 additional events

Trisha Brown Dance Company Class

Movement Research partners with the Trisha Brown Dance Company to host a $16 in-person weekly Company Class taught by a rotating cast of current and former company members.

Dark Room Ballet

Hosted by Movement Research, Dark Room Ballet is taught by Krishna Washburn and designed specifically for the educational needs of blind and visually impaired people.

Click to learn about upcoming classes:

[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Open Level Class
[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Introductory Level Class

[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Open Level Class

Krishna Washburn, Alejandra Ospina
Mon, Jan 2 – Aug 21 8:00pm–9:30pm

[Virtual] Audio Description for Dance: Summer Workshops

Krishna Washburn, Alejandra Ospina
Sat, Jul 8 – Aug 19 4:00pm–5:30pm

Improvisational Forms

Movement Research hosts a variety of classes in improvisational forms. Weekly Contact Improvisation classes take place in the evenings at Eden's Expressway and Gibney Dance 280 Broadway. The Underscore, developed by Nancy Stark Smith, is held monthly at Eden's Expressway on every second Sunday and led by a rotating roster of Underscore Facilitators. On Saturday mornings, K.J. Holmes leads Athletics of Intimacy, which explores dancing through the improvisational lenses of somatics, contact improvisation, and perceptual composition.

The Underscore

Luce Mahler, Underscore Facilitators

[In-Person] Global Underscore

Luce Mahler, Underscore Facilitators
Sat Jun 24 10:00am–2:00pm
2 additional events

Our Workshops


Workshops assist the pursuit of deeper levels of exploration into new dance processes, techniques, and ways of thinking and working, for faculty and students alike. Workshops are scheduled during MELT (Summer and Winter Intensives), in conjunction with the Movement Research Festival and at various times throughout the year.

[In-Person] FUNKitUp, A Conscious Meta-Physical Practice

Johnnie Cruise Mercer/TheREDprojectNYC
Sat Jun 17 1:00pm–2:30pm

[Virtual] What/When/Is There Time to Dance?

André Lepecki
1 additional events



Movement Research’s Winter and Summer intensives featuring the most innovative teachers and creators in dance today. Workshops include technique, composition, somatic practices, and improvisation as well as non-studio topics like lighting design, reading groups, and “movie” nights.

MELT Summer 2023 registration is OPEN!

Learn more about MELT

[In-Person] Technique Laboratory

Joanna Kotze
Jul 10 – Jul 14 10:00am–12:00pm

[Virtual] On the Underside of Flesh: An Offering to Black Fascia

Jennifer Harge
Jul 10 – Jul 14 11:00am–1:00pm

[In-Person] Contact Improvisation as Basic and Advancement

K.J. Holmes
Jul 10 – Jul 14 1:00pm–3:00pm

[In-Person] Falling into Attunement: Let's Play!

mayfield brooks
Jul 10 – Jul 14 3:30pm–5:30pm

[Virtual] Devising a Labyrinth

Fana Fraser
Jul 17 – Jul 21 10:00am–12:00pm

[In-Person] Morning Dance

Vicky Shick
Jul 17 – Jul 21 10:00am–12:00pm

[In-person] Klein Technique™: Understanding how we Move, as we Move

Barbara Mahler
Jul 17 – Jul 21 1:00pm–3:00pm

[In-Person] A Spell for Utopia

luciana achugar
Jul 17 – Jul 21 3:30pm–5:30pm

[In-Person] Alexander Technique

Fabio Tavares
Jul 24 – Jul 28 10:00am–12:00pm

[In-Person] Moving Alchemy

Sara Shelton Mann
Jul 24 – Jul 28 1:00pm–4:00pm

[Virtual] Crip/Mad Archive Dances

Petra Kuppers
Jul 26 – Jul 28 11:30am–1:00pm

[In-Person] Spirals - Choreographic Warm-up and Training for Dance

Irene Dowd
Jul 31 – Aug 4 10:00am–12:00pm

[Virtual] Consensual Fault Lines or Glitch in the Crossroads, Phase 2 or Soggy Cereal-as-Praxis

Estrellx Supernova
Jul 31 – Aug 4 11:00am–2:00pm

[In-Person] Somatic Astrology for Abolition

J. Bouey
Jul 31 – Aug 4 1:00pm–3:00pm

[In-Person] Mean Moves

Tere O'Connor
Jul 31 – Aug 4 3:30pm–5:30pm
10 additional events

Our classes and workshops are located in a variety of studio spaces across New York.